friend's dog bit
This is a wordy story and I am going to try my best to keep it short.
I have a friend who has an American Bull. She is very cautious of him, keeping him away from people as needed, been through training, leashed, etc.
Last fall she had a get together at her home. A couple who was there (and were a bit drunk) wanted to see him. The dog was restrained while visiting, things went well. The dog relaxed and was allowed to go free, at the couples suggestion, after seeng how he was.
My friend went into the kitchen to prepare meal. The couple went outside, without my friend's knowledge and came back in, the dog jumped up and bit the wife on the arm. If my friend knew this, the dog would have been held while they came back in. The couple said not to worry, they had a bull in the past and understood the behavior, (and actually had to put it down because of biting) and it was their fault for not letting them know they were coming in. I think he did break the skin.
Fast forward to 2 weeks ago. My friend was walking the dog. She is now pregnant and the dog is very protective of her. She is also taking care of her parents Boston Bull as her father is undergoing treatment for cancer.
She passed by the above couple's house, not expecting them to be home. (She has avoided them since, when she has had the dog with her) The husband was outside. They exchanged pleasantries, and he approached the dog. Dog bit him. It all happened so fast she had no time to react to hold him back, or anything. He did not break the skin, there was a scratch and a bruise.
He again, said it was he fault, he didn't think, etc.
Several days later, he tells my friend's hubby that either they get rid of the dog, or he will, either way, the dog is history.
My friend talks to the wife who reassures her the husband is just blowing smoke and not to worry. They now have a dangerous dog hearing for Aug. and the dog is under quarantine and wears a muzzle. They are getting a lawyer.
I know this has nothing to do with the 'price of tea', however he is known for enjoying the drink and going through their quiet neighborhood making lots of noise and making a spectacle of himself. It's as though, it's become a power trip. Why did he wait so long? Why didn't he do something to begin with? Why the flip flop?
My friend has done everything to take precautions and feels like these people have set her up by their, careless actions, especially knowing.
Do any of you have any advice?